- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Multiple blasts were heard in the Turkish capital of Ankara after a gas explosion took place at the city’s Ozpetek Industrial Complex, Russia Today reported, citing local media.

The blasts have caused panic in the city and police are investigating the matter.

Early reports indicate that five people have been injured in the blasts, which occurred around 12:20 p.m. local time, according to Turkish website T24.

Early reports indicated the sound of the blasts could be heard across the city, which has a population of roughly 4.5 million, prompting panic over a possible terror attack.

Police were deployed throughout the city to investigate the source of the blasts. Firefighters and medical crews have been sent to Ankara’s most populous areas, RT reported.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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